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In our opinion: Regulatory relief, reforms would be welcomed by banks

A proposal to give regulatory relief to some banking institutions comes as a welcome development.

In our opinion: Salt Lake County's budget proposal would break cycle of deferred maintenance

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams has done something in his proposed budget that deserves praise as a meaningful nod toward fiscal responsibility — a massive reduction in the deficit of... Read more »

April 7, 2015

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In our opinion: A 'commendable' Easter message of hope

By following Christ’s teachings and example, we have an enhanced perspective. Respect and love lead to civility and charity. The downward cast of despair can be turned heavenward with hope.... Read more »

April 6, 2015

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In our opinion: Best option in solving Utah's drought? Remove subsidies, adjust price of water consumption

Unfortunately, Utah has done little to prepare any kind of solution to the problem of water scarcity. The best possible solution is not to criminalize water usage, but to let the free market adjust... Read more »

April 6, 2015

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In our opinion: Legislation should not polarize religious liberties, anti-discrimination protections

In this week when Christians and Jews observe some of their holiest days, the very concept of religious liberty has found itself under massive cultural attack. Evidence of this comes most recently... Read more »

April 4, 2015

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In our opinion: Zions' 'stress tests' an example of burdensome banking regulations that may be federal overreach

Utah-based Zions Bankcorp., the nation's smallest lending institution in the country subject to complicated and burdensome banking regulations resulting from the 2008 financial crisis, has... Read more »

April 3, 2015

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In our opinion: Welcome, Mr. President — please see Utah as a pretty, great state, not just a flyover state

Mr. President, you’re making your first presidential visit, and it's been eight years since an August 2007 campaign stopover. Much has changed since then. We’ll bring you up to speed so... Read more »

April 2, 2015

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In our opinion: House's passing of Medicare reform is evidence of bipartisan approach to responsible government

A strong bipartisan vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to change the way Medicare payments are disbursed gives hope that both political parties have figured out such reform must come as a... Read more »

April 1, 2015

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Braden Cousin: Sexualization is too prominent in product placement

Advertisers need to understand that they need not resort to sex and objectification in order to sell products. We can help them come to that conclusion by raising our voices in favor of morally... Read more »

April 1, 2015

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In our opinion: U.S. can't add to its enormous debt forever with no consequences

The Republican-led budgets from the House and Senate have reinforced how difficult it would be to balance the federal budget. Despite disagreements over what to cut, the budget plan would set the... Read more »

March 31, 2015

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In our opinion: SLC in a sales-tax conundrum, but tying it to a possible prison relocation isn't the answer

Combining a municipal tax with the prison relocation is bothersome. The city’s interest in raising its sales tax is predicated on a real problem. Its population swells during workdays by... Read more »

March 30, 2015

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Small efforts, big impacts on intergenerational poverty

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Addressing the intergenerational poverty concerns affecting hundreds of thousands doesn’t require waiting for the Legislature to initiate the massive endeavor. Read more »

March 29, 2015

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In our opinion: Obama muses about mandatory voting — but increased, informed voluntary balloting seems best

President Obama recently suggested that voting should be mandatory. The better choice would be a focus on getting people educated early on with the issues at hand and the candidates who might best... Read more »

March 28, 2015

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In our opinion: Aviation safety

When Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the pilot out of the cockpit and forced Flight 9525 into the rugged Alps, killing all 150 onboard, it sent shock waves around the world. But it need... Read more »

March 27, 2015

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In our opinion: Giving president 'fast-track' trade promotion benefits Utah, U.S. economies

President Obama is advocating approval of “fast-track” trade promotion. Commerce statistics show international trade agreements are vital to Utah’s economic health and suggest... Read more »

March 26, 2015

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In our opinion: Legislative subsidy for USU athletics — leveling the field or creating a slippery slope?

Utah State University received a $1.5 million appropriation from the Legislature to fund payments to athletes, ostensibly as a way to encourage economic development. However, it seems to create as... Read more »

March 25, 2015

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In our opinion: Senate Democrats' filibuster hindering much-needed human trafficking legislation

Senate Democrats have filibustered the passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, a bill with bipartisan support that would allow the direct use of fines collected from human... Read more »

March 24, 2015

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In our opinion: Channeling innovation — disruption is coming to cable television

The Internet-driven disruptive innovation that changed many industries has finally come to cable television as several broadcast heavyweights have agreed to be part of small, inexpensive streaming... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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In our opinion: Anti-Semitism at home and abroad

Polls show “deeply-entrenched” anti-Semitic sentiment can be found in more than 25 percent of the world’s population. Unfortunately, there are places here in America that... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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In our opinion: Cyber-security the issue of Hillary's use of personal email server and Blackberry phone

Partisan politics aside, the real issue with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and a Blackberry cellphone raises concerns of cyber-security with sensitive... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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In our opinion: With hundreds of thousands of Utah children at risk, intergenerational poverty needs prompt action

The Utah Legislature has given several years of attention to intergenerational poverty concerns in the state. But it will require action, not just attention, as well as commitment and public... Read more »

March 20, 2015

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In our opinion: How many teachers would do what a Maine educator is doing with her $1 million global prize?

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Nancie Atwell, the founder of Maine's Center for Teaching and Learning, will take the $1 million award accompanying the Global Teacher Prize and put the money back into her school. The center can... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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In our opinion: Meet 16-year-old refugee Mezon Almellehan, Syria's own 'Malala' pushing for education

For Mezon Almellehan, a 16-year-old Syrian now living in Jordan, there is a way out of the darkness of life as a refugee. “I think education is the focal point for everything. With education,... Read more »

March 18, 2015

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In our opinion: Making higher education more accessible to more people is getting increased attention

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The government’s best role in making higher education more accessible to more people is to encourage equal opportunity among all citizens to acquire the education necessary to compete and... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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In our opinion: Could Utah's air quality benefit by learning from results of USC's Children Health Study?

A USC study of Los Angeles children over two decades showed correlation between long-term improvements in local air quality with positive effects on lung-function growth. This study has clear... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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In our opinion: Legislative wrap — anti-discrimination, religious liberty bills overshadow other successes, disappointments

The 2015 Legislature left much on the table, but what it accomplished — particularly in anti-discrimination and religious liberty — was more than enough to vindicate the wisdom of... Read more »

March 14, 2015

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